Interesting Facts and History:
This America's first great kids thyme park which is built indoor opened in August 2004 was located in Sawgrass Mills shopping complex, Fort Lauderdale.
Moreover, the Sunrise-based Wannado City provided with pint-sized police and fire stations, bank, a hospital, flight training center, theater, circus, television studio, fashion house, radio station, newspaper and dance club for kids, from 2 to 14 years old, to enjoy playing the role of a grown-up by which they can live thier dreams.
It even had own economic or monetray system where kids could enjoy the up a bank account in Wongas, city's currency “official”, and also spend their ‘money’ at the different city entertainment options: Factory of Wonka,
The Bottling Plant of Coca-Cola, supermarket of Publix, Fair of the Wannado City and a continuous extravaganza.
The idea was to teach those kids real-life, fiscal understanding and responsibility and to train them to be decision-makers.
On the entrance, kids were given on-hundred-fifty Wongas and “WannaFinder” locator bracelet.
They were given twenty Wongas per activity. Each activity would take between 15 to 40 minutes, and grown-up could help them by encouraging the child to decide what to do or to repeat a favorite experience.
ATMs were also enabled for the cash withdrawal or saving account opening at a State Farm bank, so they do not need to bring their cash everywhere. "ATM cards" were also provided so that the kids are able to efficiently make a saving and do the cash withdrawal.
The Bailey & barnum and Ringling Bros. Clown College in corporation with Wannado created a program where children learned about physical fitness, circus arts, artistry and performance skills.
This helped the children to develop their coordination, confidence and balance in great fun activities such as “Build Your Own Circus Spectacular”, “Science of the Circus”, “The Clown Skills Workshop” and “The Big Shoe Review”.
Another program was CircusFit where children would be encouraged to lead an active and healthy lifestyles and participate in an exersice programe inspierd by circus such as streches and warm ups, dance, plate spinning, hoola hoop and more.
WannaHelper was the trained staff to help the parents in supervising the children.
The kiosks set up throughout the park to keep track of members of your group at all times.
Not like other theme park, there was no thrill rides at Wannado City. It was an interactive entertainment experience for children ages 4 to 11 to empower kids through the creation of reality-based, interactive activities that would both entertain and educate. This place also served a variety of dining options
The Wannado City was permanently closed its facility on January 2, 2011.